In 2004 a great event in the state of Kentucky was began. A day where children could have their voices heard and be advocated for in the KY State Capitol. The Children’s Advocacy Day is a day where children can join with teachers, social workers, doctors, parents, grandparents, advocates and politicians from around the state to come together to rally support for children and to encourage investments into the future of our children, and encourage change to make their world a better place.
This year’s Children’s Advocacy Day will take place on February 7, 2013 and you are encouraged to be there!
You can find all the information you need about this event on the Kentucky Youth Advocates website.
Here is the schedule for the day’s events ::
9:00 – 9:30 Registration :: Come to the 2nd Floor Mezzanine in the Capitol to register and pick up materials for the day.
9:30 – 10:00 Kick off Rally in the Capitol Rotunda :: Meet in the Capitol Rotunda to join Kentucky’s youth and fellow children’s advocates from around the state to kick off Children’s Advocacy Day!
10:00 – 1:30 Complete the Child Advocate To Do List:: Make a difference by advocating for Kentucky’s kids and check off the tasks on page 2.
1:30 – 2:00 Meet on the steps to the House or Senate Chambers:: Welcome your legislators into session at the bottom of the stairs on the 2nd Floor Mezzanine in the Capitol.
2:00 – 3:00 View the House or Senate in Session :: Watch your legislators in action! You can obtain gallery passes in the House or Senate Clerk’s Office on the third floor of the Capitol to sit in the gallery during a House or Senate Meeting. They both begin at 2:00pm. Please know, seating in the gallery is first-come, first-served, and you should obtain a gallery pass as early as possible.
ALSO…if you have a budding young artist in your family, they are collecting artwork to display at the event. Art submissions are due by January 18th 2013, and if you artwork meets the guidelines it will be displayed in the capitol from February 4th – February 8th! See this form for all the details :: Student Art entry form READY
Stand up children and be heard! And anyone who is an advocate for children, join them on February 7th at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort!